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TOLON: Thousands displaced after a rainstorm

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

Thousands of residents have been displaced after several mud houses were demolished by a torrential rain that hit the Tolon District of the Northern Region.

The water displaced over 2,000 residents in several communities on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Some of the affected communities include Nayili Fon, Leman Fon, Paleyale, Baaduli, Wulaa Fon and Lunsi Fon.

Several communities have also been cut off from Tolon, the District capital after the rain destroyed some bridges and roads.

The victims, after their houses collapsed, were forced to flee from the areas to join their relatives while others slept in the schools, mosques and opened places. The situation has they say, has put their lives in danger.

Some of the affected victims explained to PrimeNewsGhana that "we don't have places to sleep, not to talk of our personal belongings. We don't know where to keep them. We are scared thieved may come and take part of our resources and run away with them”.

The residents said “in fact, where to sleep is very difficult for us and where to keep our personal belongings is also another major problem so we are appealing to the government to come to our aid so that we will get a place to sleep”.

Assemblyman for the Area, Mohammed Somed said, considering the number of victims affected by the rainstorm, it is out of hand for the communities alone to handle.

“We are appealing to central government and donor agencies to come to the aid of the victims”, he urged.

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